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Kumpula Campus Library's collections

Electronic resources

Helsinki University’s collections of printed and electronic books, periodicals, series, and databases can be found using "Search library resources" -window.

You can also search for ebooks of Kumpula Campus’ fields of science via BookNavigator.

You can read ebooks and ejournals at the public terminals in the library. Remote access is available by using the University’s entry codes.

Printed collections

The Kumpula Campus Library collection contains books, journals and series in fields such as physics, geologic and atmospheric sciences, chemistry, geography, mathematics and statistics, computer science and astronomy. Book locations are indicated in the Helka database.

Books

In the Helka database e.g. computer science Call Number: Hs 004

All circulating books are located on the first floor of the library and they are shelved in accordance with the guidelines of the UDK classification scheme.

The lending period for books and serials is 28 days. They may be renewed 50 times.

Textbooks

In the Helka database Call Number: Hs kurssikirjat

The textbook collection contains required and suggested reading materials for the Faculty of Science. Books included in Faculty of Science degree requirements are located on the first floor of the library. Copies of the textbooks for in-house use are available in the second floor.

The lending period for textbooks is 14 days. They may be renewed 12 times.

Reference books

Reference books are located on the second floor as follows:

  • Encyclopaedias, references books, tables and terminology guides in physics, geology, chemistry, geography, mathematics and computer science
  • Dictionaries
  • The reference collection of coursebooks

Reference books may not be checked out.

Journals

Electronic journals  acquired by Helsinki University Library can be accessed through the Library’s front page’s Search Library Resources –link. Locations of printed journals are indicated in the Helka database.

In Kumpula Campus Library journals are located on the second floor. The journals of the various disciplines are arranged in alphabetical order.

Journals may not be checked out.

Thesis

Thesis and dissertations of the University of Helsinki are located on the second floor.

The e-thesis database contains electronic version of some of the theses.

Master’s and Licentiate theses cannot be checked out, but dissertations can. Exceptions are mentioned below according to the discipline.  

Chemistry

In the Helka database Call Number: Hs OPINNÄYTTEET KEM

Master´s theses and licentiate theses of chemistry are mainly located in the laboratories. Beginning at 2007,  theses have been placed in the library´s collections.

Master´s theses and licentiate theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET KEM

Dissertations

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET KEM VÄITÖSKIRJAT

Computer science

In the Helka database Call Number: Hs OPINNÄYTTEET TIET

Master´s theses and licentiate theses (series C)

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET TIET - 1998 onwards
  •     Hs G109 OPINNÄYTTEET TIET - until 1997 in closed stacks

Master's theses from 2013 onwards are available in the e-version in HELDA.

Dissertations (series A)

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET TIET VÄITÖSKIRJAT

Geography

In the Helka database Call Number: Hs OPINNÄYTTEET MAA

Master´s theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET MAA

Theses submitted before 1960 are not catalogued and they are placed in closed stacks.
Dissertations are published in various series, f.ex. Fennia. From 2010 onwards dissertations are often published in the department's series, location

  • Hs SARJAT MAA Department of Geosciences and Geography A

Geology

In the Helka database Call Number: Hs OPINNÄYTTEET GEOL

Master´s theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET GEOL (PAL) - geology and paleontology
  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET GEOL (MIN) - geology and mineralogy

Licentiate theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET GEOL LISENSIAATINTYÖT

Dissertations (before 2010)

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET GEOL VÄITÖSKIRJAT

Dissertations (from 2010)

  •      Hs SARJAT MAA Department of Geosciences and Geography A

Mathematics

In the Helka database Call Number: Hs OPINNÄYTTEET MAT

Master´s theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET MAT PRO GRADUT - catalogued 2004 onwards

Licentiate theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET MAT LISENSIAATINTYÖT

Dissertations

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET MAT VÄITÖSKIRJAT

Physics

In the Helka database Call Number: Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS

Older theses and manuscripts from closed stacks are not available for lending.

Master´s theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS (SGG) - geophysics
  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS (SGM) - meteorology
  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS (SGT) - theoretical physics
  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS (SGF) - physics
  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS (SGO) - teacher

Laudatory theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS (SGTL)

Licentiate theses

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS LISENSIAATINTYÖT (SL)

Dissertations

  •     Hs OPINNÄYTTEET FYS VÄITÖSKIRJAT (SD)